Curl BC, along with our sport and government partners, recognizes the need for all sport governing bodies to play a stronger role in protecting athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and support staff, especially youth, from harassment and abuse.
We are dedicating resources to align with the national Safe Sport movement and invite our sport partners to collaborate with us to ensure a cultural change for success.
- Training and access to education to identify risks and recognize abuse, harassment and discrimination for all sport participants;
- System-wide policy and procedures to address and effectively remedy any violations swiftly through appropriate and unbiased measures;
- A safe space for sport participants to report, address questions and concerns; and,
- Access to appropriate support for those who have been harmed and/or affected.
It is our hope that we will be able to work with our members to ensure that our policy and procedures are adaptable and enforceable at all levels. So we will be engaging with you over the next weeks and months on what steps can be taken to make Safe Sport effective.
Responsible Coaching Movement
The three areas of focus for the Responsible Coaching Movement Include:
- Rule of 2
- Ethics Training
- Background Screening
There is also already valuable information on the topic of Safe Sport in the Responsible Coaching Movement pages on the Coaching Association of Canada website at http://coach.ca/responsible-coaching-movement-s17179.
Respect In Sport
As part of the Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM), Curl BC is pleased to be able to offer our coaches, instructors, leaders and parents access to respect and ethics training through the online training program “Respect in Sport”.
Clubs and centres are encouraged to promote this online training among their youth development program volunteers.
The goal of Respect in Sport is to train Curl BC’s youth leaders to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination. By taking this training, volunteers will be helping to create a safe, healthy and positive environment for our youth athletes.
One of the modules is geared towards coaches, instructors and leaders, while the second module is geared towards parents.
Certified competition coaches can earn Professional Development points for completing the coach training, which costs $30.
- Coaches, instructors and leaders wanting to take the training should click here: https://curling-canada.respectgroupinc.com/
- Parents wanting to take the training should click here: https://curling-canada-parent.respectgroupinc.com/
If you have any questions about this training opportunity, please contact Kimberly Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-333-3619.
The Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) is a series of online educational modules and resources with the goal of standardizing concussion recognition, diagnosis, treatment, and management. Good concussion management may decrease the risk of brain damage and potentially reduce long-term health issues. The training tool can be used by coaches, parents, caregivers, medical professionals, club managers, board members or anyone else who wants to learn more about concussions and head injuries. Visit https://cattonline.com/.
Developed by Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate Director/Sports Injury Specialist with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, CATT is based upon the established principles of the Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport. The 2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) Consensus Statement builds on the principles outlined in previous concussion statements and aims to develop a better understanding of sport-related concussion.
Return to Play Policy
Curling Canada and Curl BC have both adopted Concussion Guidelines and Return to Play Policy (PDF).
Curling Canada Safe Sport
Curling Canada Safe Sport Policies: https://www.curling.ca/safe-sport/
Curling Canada Safety Resources: https://www.curling.ca/about-curling/safety-first/
Child Protection Services in BC
If you think a child or youth (under 19 years of age) is being abused or neglected call 1-800-663-9122 at any time of the day or night.
Child protection services in BC are inteded to safeguard children from harm. Where there is reason to believe a child has been abused or neglected, or is otherwise in need of pretection, child protection social workers have the delgated authority to investigate and take appropriate action to ensure that child’s safety.
For more information visit: Child Protection Services in BC
To find the nearest children and family services office visit: Child and Family Services Search